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Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches Reveals Release Date in Haunting New Trailer

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AMC unveiled a new teaser trailer for its upcoming series, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.

Released on YouTube, the trailer teases the haunting story of the upcoming adaptation of Anne Rice’s horror/fantasy series The Lives of the Mayfair Witches which consisted of three books: The Witching Hour in 1990, followed by Lasher in 1993 and Taltos in 1994. Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches comes to AMC and AMC+ on Jan. 8, 2023.

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It was announced in May 2020 that both of Rice’s best-selling series, Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, had been acquired by AMC Networks to adapt her books into multiple live-action television shows. This includes the series adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, which was first adapted into a 1994 movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. At the time, Rice called the deal “one of the most significant and thrilling deals of my long career,” going on to say that it was her dream “to see the worlds of my two biggest series united under a single roof so that filmmakers could explore the expansive and interconnected universe of my vampires and witches.”

AMC Welcomes the Mayfair Witches

Per a synopsis provided by AMC, Mayfair Witches “is an exploration of female power and the mortal implications of our decisions” that follows Dr. Rowan Mayfair (Alexandra Daddario), “an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. Mayfair Witches debuted the first look at the upcoming series during 2022’s New York Comic-Con. Filmed in New Orleans, the series stars Daddario, Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Reed, Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair and Jack Huston as the mysterious Lasher.

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Along with Mayfair Witches, AMC acquired the rights to all of the Vampire Chronicles, which consists of Interview With the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Armand, Pandora, Vittorio the Vampire, Blood and Gold, Prince Lestat, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, and Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat. Along with that are three crossover books between the two series: Merrick, Blackwood Farm, and Blood Canticle.

“We have an enormous amount of ambition for these iconic works, which have captivated and entertained millions of fans around the world, so it is gratifying to be moving so quickly from the Interview greenlight to exploring a second series with such talented and accomplished writers and creators as Esta and Michelle,” Dan McDermott, president of original programming at AMC Networks and AMC Studios, said in August 2021. “We take our responsibility to deliver compelling television to both existing and new fans of this material incredibly seriously, as we move deliberately to develop these titles into a new franchise and universe for AMC+ and AMC.”

Mayfair Witches debuts on AMC and AMC+ on Jan. 8, 2023.

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